Christmas Dreams of Childhood, Youth, Manhood, Old Age Christmas Dreams of Childhood, Youth, Manhood, Old Age

Christmas Dreams of Childhood, Youth, Manhood, Old Age

Published by Ward, Marcus & Co, London, 1880
Soft cover
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(8)pp., accordionfold. A New Year's card consisting of a four-panel panorama brilliantly printed in bright colors with gold backgrounds. The card allegorically depicts the year in the stages of its "life": as a child, dreaming of pudding and music-filled fun; a young man, whose dreams include frolicking with a young lady; in middle age, surrounded by phantom bills; and as an old man, dreaming of youth. The obverse of the panorama contains poems for each season of life signed with the initials "M.R." The firm of Marcus Ward & Co. began producing Christmas cards as early as 1867, using the technique of illuminated printing, or chromolithographic printing in gold and rich, saturated colors, and employed artists, such as Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, and Georgie Gaskin, to elevate what had been ephemera to the realm of decorative art object. Marcus Ward's fine art aesthetic was instrumental in the rising popularity of Christmas cards during the Victorian period. Minor wear to wrappers, else fine in colorfully printed green card wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 26898

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Title: Christmas Dreams of Childhood, Youth, ...

Publisher: Ward, Marcus & Co, London

Publication Date: 1880

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly half a century, Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. We carry a diverse selection of highlights in literature, illustrated books, finely printed books, and special artistic bindings, and we are noted for our fine selection of miniature books. We invite you to search or browse our entire inventory here, or please contact us directly if you wish to consult with our staff to find the perfect rare book for you.

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